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Cryptography And Network Security

Use the Cryptography and Network Security course and lab to learn about cryptography and cryptanalysis. The lab provides a hands-on learning experience in a safe and online environment. The online cryptography course and lab provide an understanding of the algorithms used to protect users online. It covers topics like identity-based encryption, attribute-based encryption, functional encryption, two-party/multi-party computation, bitcoin and crypto-currency, and post-quantum cryptography.
Cryptography And Network Security
Test Prep
60+ Pre Assessment Questions | 2+ Full Length Tests | 60+ Post Assessment Questions | 120+ Practice Test Questions
33+ LiveLab | 32+ Video tutorials | 44+ Minutes

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Lessons 1:
Information and Network Security Concepts

  • Cybersecurity, Information Security, and Network Security
  • The OSI Security Architecture
  • Security Attacks
  • Security Services
  • Security Mechanisms
  •  Cryptography
  • Network Security
  • Trust and Trustworthiness
  • Standards

Lessons 2:
Introduction to Number Theory

  • Divisibility and The Division Algorithm
  • The Euclidean Algorithm
  • Modular Arithmetic
  • Prime Numbers4
  • Fermat’s and Euler’s Theorems
  • Testing for Primality
  • The Chinese Remainder Theorem
  • Discrete Logarithms
  • Appendix 2A: The Meaning of Mod

Lessons 3:
Classical Encryption Techniques

  • Symmetric Cipher Model
  • Substitution Techniques
  • Transposition Techniques

Lessons 4:
Block Ciphers and the Data Encryption Standard

  • Traditional Block Cipher Structure
  • The Data Encryption Standard
  • A DES Example
  • The Strength of DES
  • Block Cipher Design Principles

Lessons 5:
Finite Fields

  • Groups
  • Rings
  • Fields
  • Finite Fields of the Form GF(p)
  • Polynomial Arithmetic
  • Finite Fields of the Form GF (2n)

Lessons 6:
Advanced Encryption Standard

  • Finite Field Arithmetic
  • AES Structure
  • AES Transformation Functions
  • AES Key Expansion
  • An AES Example
  • AES Implementation
  • Appendix 6A: Polynomials with Coefficients in GF(28)

Lessons 7:
Block Cipher Operation

  • Multiple Encryption and Triple DES
  • Electronic CodeBook
  • Cipher Block Chaining Mode
  • Cipher Feedback Mode
  • Output Feedback Mode
  • Counter Mode
  • XTS-AES Mode for Block-Oriented Storage Devices
  • Format-Preserving Encryption

Lessons 8:
Random Bit Generation and Stream Ciphers

  • Principles of Pseudorandom Number Generation
  • Pseudorandom Number Generators
  • Pseudorandom Number Generation Using a Block Cipher
  • Stream Ciphers
  • RC4
  • Stream Ciphers Using Feedback Shift Registers
  • True Random Number Generators

Lessons 9:
Public-Key Cryptography and RSA

  • Principles of Public-Key Cryptosystems
  • The RSA Algorithm

Lessons 10:
Other Public-Key Cryptosystems

  • Diffie–Hellman Key Exchange
  • Elgamal Cryptographic System
  • Elliptic Curve Arithmetic
  • Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Lessons 11:
Cryptographic Hash Functions

  • Applications of Cryptographic Hash Functions
  • Two Simple Hash Functions
  • Requirements and Security
  • Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA)
  • SHA-3

Lessons 12:
Message Authentication Codes

  • Message Authentication Requirements
  • Message Authentication Functions
  • Requirements for Message Authentication Codes
  • Security of MACs
  • MACs Based on Hash Functions: HMAC
  • MACs Based on Block Ciphers: DAA and CMAC
  • Authenticated Encryption: CCM and GCM
  • Key Wrapping
  • Pseudorandom Number Generation Using Hash Functions and MACs

Lessons 13:
Digital Signatures

  • Digital Signatures
  • Elgamal Digital Signature Scheme
  • Schnorr Digital Signature Scheme
  • Nist Digital Signature Algorithm
  • Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm
  • RSA-PSS Digital Signature Algorithm

Lessons 14:
Lightweight Cryptography and Post-Quantum Cryptography

  • Lightweight Cryptography Concepts
  • Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography Concepts
  • Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms

Lessons 15:
Cryptographic Key Management and Distribution

  • Symmetric Key Distribution Using Symmetric Encryption
  • Symmetric Key Distribution Using Asymmetric Encryption
  • Distribution of Public Keys
  • X.509 Certificates
  • Public-Key Infrastructure

Lessons 16:
User Authentication

  • Remote User-Authentication Principles
  • Remote User-Authentication Using Symmetric Encryption
  • Kerberos
  • Remote User-Authentication Using Asymmetric Encryption
  • Federated Identity Management

Lessons 17:
Transport-Level Security

  • Web Security Considerations
  • Transport Layer Security
  • Secure Shell (SSH)

Lessons 18:
Wireless Network Security

  • Wireless Security
  • Mobile Device Security
  • IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview
  • IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security

Lessons 19:
Electronic Mail Security

  • Internet Mail Architecture
  • Email Formats
  • Email Threats and Comprehensive Email Security
  • S/MIME
  • DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities
  • Sender Policy Framework
  • Domainkeys Identified Mail
  • Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance

Lessons 20:
IP Security

  • IP Security Overview
  • IP Security Policy
  • Encapsulating Security Payload
  • Combining Security Associations
  • Internet Key Exchange

Lessons 21:
Network Endpoint Security

  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Malicious Software
  • Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Lessons 22:
Cloud Security

  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Security Concepts
  • Cloud Security Risks and Countermeasures
  • Cloud Security as a Service
  • An Open-Source Cloud Security Module

Lessons 23:
Internet of Things (IoT) Security

  • The Internet of Things
  • IoT Security Concepts and Objectives
  • An Open-Source IoT Security Module

Appendix A: Basic Concepts from Linear Algebra

  • A.1 Operations on Vectors and Matrices
  • A.2 Linear Algebra Operations Over Zn

Appendix B: Measures of Secrecy and Security

  • B.1 Conditional Probability
  • B.2 Perfect Secrecy
  • B.3 Information and Entropy
  • B.4 Entropy and Secrecy
  • B.5 Min-Entropy

Appendix C: Data Encryption Standard

Appendix D: Simplified AES

  • D.1 Overview
  • D.2 S-AES Encryption and Decryption
  • D.3 Key Expansion
  • D.4 The S-box
  • D.5 S-AES Structure

Appendix E: Mathematical Basis of the Birthday Attack

  • E.1 Related Problem
  • E.2 The Birthday Paradox
  • E.3 Useful Inequality
  • E.4 The General Case of Duplications
  • E.5 Overlap Between Two Sets